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2014 National Team Coaches Selection Process

Updated on 9/13/2013

USA Track & Field is accepting applications for team coaching/competition coordinators positions for the following 2014 National Teams. Applications must be submitted no later than November 1, 2013. Selections will be governed by Regulation 17 of the bylaws of USA Track & Field.

2014 Teams
  • 2014 Five Nations – Glasgow, Scotland – January 2014
  • 2014 World Indoor Championships –– Sopot (Gdansk) Poland – March 7-9
  • 2014 IAAF World Relay Championships –Paradise Island, Nassau, Bahamas – May 25
  • 2014 IAAF World Junior Championships – Eugene, Oregon – July 22-27
  • 2014 NACAC Under 23 – Kamloops, Canada– August 8-10
  • 2014 Thorpe Cup – Germany – Summer 2014 - Date & Location TBD
  • 2014 Americas Combined Events Championships – Ottawa, Canada – Late May or Early June

Contact Sandy Snow at 770-392-1027 for questions concerning the application and selection process.

Selection Process

A pool of candidates meeting the criteria for the 2014 National Team events will be developed from the online applications received by the November 1, 2013 deadline. Please note that individuals eligible for more than one team need only complete one application by simply marking all teams they wish to be considered for. Everyone must complete an application to be considered for a position even if they have submitted a previous application for other years. Please only mark those events for which you are truly interested in serving as a staff member.

The Men’s Track & Field Executive Committee and the Women’s Track & Field Executive Committee will select the proposed list of coaches for the 2014 National Teams at the 2013 Annual Meeting for submission to the CEO for Background Screening and to the Board of Directors for approval. Applicants must meet all the criteria listed below to be eligible to submit an application for a coach’s position for the 2014 National Teams.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Must be a current member of the USATF Coaches’ Registry
  2. Candidates must submit a completed online application to USATF and must provide a full and accurate disclosure of prior experience in the National Team staff program. The application and all pertinent information must be completed online and submitted to USATF by November 1, 2013.
  3. False representation of national staff experience will immediately disqualify an individual from the pool of candidates.
  4. Be a current collegiate, high school, personal, or club coach
  5. Be available for the entire duration of the event including extra days for training camps and travel
  6. Be in good health and able to withstand the physical rigors of traveling with and working with the Team
  7. Head Coaches must have previous national team experience.


The individuals nominated by the Men's and Women's Track & Field Executive Committees will be forwarded to the CEO for screening and to the Board of Directors for final approval.


In the event that a selected coach is unable to serve, the replacement will be selected per Regulation 17.

Conflict of Interest

Any individual who is being considered for a coach's position and who is involved in the selection process shall recuse himself or herself from any discussion or decision involving selection of that coach's position.

Online Application

The application deadline for 2014 National Team Coaches was November 1, 2013; the application window has closed.

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